The Burden of Heritage: Hauntings of Generational Trauma on Black Lives

Author(s) : Aileen Alleyne

The Burden of Heritage: Hauntings of Generational Trauma on Black Lives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 304
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Catalogue No : 96150
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913494247
  • ISBN 10 : 1913494241

Reviews and Endorsements

“Aileen Alleyne has written one of the most ground-breaking books on the vital subject of intergenerational trauma. This truly heartening
and gripping contribution to modern psychology offers many bold and essential insights into the nature of global suffering and hatred. We all have much to learn from the author’s wisdom, regardless of the colour of our skin.” - Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London.

“ … a powerful reminder of the deep and prolonged impact of racial oppression on black communities, and of the importance for all of us – black and white, people of colour ... Full of new concepts, written with clarity and passion, this book will be invaluable for all those dedicated to racial justice.” - Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London.

“This book helps to fill an important gap in the psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic theorizing of racial trauma. Focusing on the dual forms of relational transmission of such trauma, the transgenerational and the intergenerational, this book presents an experience-near,
personal account of working with racial trauma in psychotherapy. … attending to the sequela of racism must be considered an essential, indeed foundational, aspect of psychotherapeutic work.” - Anton Hart, PH.D., FABP, FIPA Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst, The William Alanson White Institute, New York.

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